WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-47

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Please note that in the table below you can find a 'Map' column. This helps to find that particular attack on the map below.

Date Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
5 Sep 1939Günther Prien Bosnia2,407brA
6 Sep 1939Günther Prien Rio Claro4,086brB
7 Sep 1939Günther Prien Gartavon1,777brC
14 Oct 1939Günther Prien HMS Royal Oak (08)29,150brD
5 Dec 1939Günther Prien Navasota8,795brOB-46E
6 Dec 1939Günther Prien Britta6,214nwF
7 Dec 1939Günther Prien Tajandoen8,159nlG
25 Mar 1940Günther Prien Britta1,146daH
14 Jun 1940Günther Prien Balmoralwood5,834brHX-47I
21 Jun 1940Günther Prien San Fernando13,056brHX-49J
24 Jun 1940Günther Prien Cathrine1,885paK
27 Jun 1940Günther Prien Lenda4,005nwL
27 Jun 1940Günther Prien Leticia2,580nlM
29 Jun 1940Günther Prien Empire Toucan4,127brN
30 Jun 1940Günther Prien Georgios Kyriakides4,201grO
2 Jul 1940Günther Prien Arandora Star15,501brP
2 Sep 1940Günther Prien Ville de Mons7,463beQ
4 Sep 1940Günther Prien Titan9,035brOA-207R
7 Sep 1940Günther Prien Neptunian5,155brSC-2S
7 Sep 1940Günther Prien José de Larrinaga5,303brSC-2T
7 Sep 1940Günther Prien Gro4,211nwSC-2U
9 Sep 1940Günther Prien Possidon3,840grSC-2V
21 Sep 1940Günther Prien Elmbank (d.)5,156brHX-72W
19 Oct 1940Günther Prien Uganda4,966brHX-79X
19 Oct 1940Günther Prien Shirak (d.)6,023brHX-79Y
19 Oct 1940Günther Prien Wandby4,947brHX-79Z
20 Oct 1940Günther Prien La Estancia5,185brHX-79
20 Oct 1940Günther Prien Whitford Point5,026brHX-79
20 Oct 1940Günther Prien Athelmonarch (d.)8,995brHX-79
8 Nov 1940Günther Prien Gonçalo Velho (d.)1,595pt
2 Dec 1940Günther Prien Ville d’Arlon7,555beHX-90
2 Dec 1940Günther Prien Conch (d.)8,376brHX-90
2 Dec 1940Günther Prien Dunsley (d.)3,862brHX-90
26 Feb 1941Günther Prien Kasongo5,254beOB-290
26 Feb 1941Günther Prien Diala (d.)8,106brOB-290
26 Feb 1941Günther Prien Borgland3,636nwOB-290
26 Feb 1941Günther Prien Rydboholm3,197swOB-290
28 Feb 1941Günther Prien Holmelea4,223brHX-109
7 Mar 1941Günther Prien Terje Viken (d.)20,638brOB-293

31 ships sunk (191,919 tons) and 8 ships damaged (62,751 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Note on map. U-47 sank or damaged 39 Allied ships. Our map markers only have 26 labels (A-Z) at this time. This is why some of the markers have no label but otherwise work just fine. The markers are sorted by date, the first 26 successes have labels. This only affects about 20 of the most successful U-boats.

In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.
In other cases the posititions are too close and the markers overlap, not much we can do about that.

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